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Entries by Michael Giltz from 07/2013

Theater: Forever Tango Is Back; Monkey King Looks to the West; The Civilians Face Death

| Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

They came for the tango and stayed for the salsa. The blockbuster hit dance show Forever Tango returned to Broadway for the second time since its debut in 1997.

Operation Backpack 2013: Getting Homeless Kids to School With a Smile on Their Faces

| Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

Every year, Volunteers of America organizes Operation Backpack, a citywide effort to buy as many new backpacks as possible, fill them with school supplies geared towards the needs of each grade and put them in the hands of New York City's homeless kids.

Theater: New York Musical Theater Festival 2013 Part 1: Shipwrecks, Sisters And Spies!

| Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts

At $25 for tickets, it's one of the best bargains in town and a great way to fill the summer void between the Tony Awards and the new fall season.

Theater: NYMF #2: Stardom, Spirits and Suicide in Three New Musicals

| Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is one of the highlights of the summer in New York City, an oasis of scrappy little shows that have come from other parts of the country or are making their world premiere here.

Theater: NYMF #3 -- Marriage, Magic, Mentors and Movies!

| Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is almost over (it ends this Sunday) and it's proven itself again: I've seen several shows that are sure to have a future (including, I think, Broadway) and a lot of talented actors.

Theater: Murder For Two; NYMFC #4 Orphans, Olympians and Onanism!

| Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment

You can forgive people for being wary of yet another sports-based musical. But Volleygirls is clever, well-written, filled with strong songs and great characters, well-acted and -- crucially -- presents the sport of volleyball in theatrically clever terms.